Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Most people wouldn't consider making such a major purchase without a test drive. But, surprisingly, people buy homes without "test driving" the prospective neighborhood. I'm not talking about just walking around the block, although that's a good start. I'm talking about pretending you're a resident for a couple of hours. Here are some ideas: -Have your kids play in the neighborhood park -Go for a bike ride and explore the surrounding...Continue Reading!
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If you've ever wondered how much your house would sell for in today's market, you're not alone. There are many things to think about, but here are three key considerations: How much have other homes in my neighborhood sold for recently? The key word here is "recently". We all know that prices have adjusted downward in the last couple of years, so it's not really relevant what Mr. Smith sold his house for five years ago. You need up to date...Continue Reading!
In the world of real estate, there are few things more intimidating than the dreaded contingency contract. Though they can be confusing at times, I assure you contingency contracts are nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they can be quite beneficial to both the buyer and the seller when used correctly. Let's begin by discussing exactly what a contingency contract is. A contingency contract is what you use to buy a new home when you need the equity from your current...Continue Reading!
At last, we have reached the final step of the process! Let us begin by reviewing the previous steps. The First, and most important step, is to contact a Realtor. Simply doing this can save you the trouble of having to worry about the following four steps. If you insist on continuing alone, you must then CLEAN your house, PRICE your house, and STAGE your house properly to ensure it sells in the optimal amount of time. The final step in...Continue Reading!
Right now, College Station home sales are outstanding! How can you make sure you capitalize on our great market? I have already covered finding a Realtor, cleaning, pricing, and today I will cover step four in the process: STAGING. Due to the recent outpouring of information on television about staging, many people are under the impression that staging is a difficult process that must be done by a professional. This is not the case. All you need are a few simple...Continue Reading!
In the competitive world of College Station home sales, it is imperative that you stay ahead of the competition. Today, I will cover step three to giving you a great edge: PRICING. Other than contacting a Realtor, this may be the most important step in the process. Pricing is affected by many factors. Just a few of them are how much houses in the area have sold for in the past, how much money you NEED to get, how much money...Continue Reading!